effect. the deadline is less than ten days away. and so far, there's no face-to-face talks. but the president is reaching across the aisle on immigration reform. last night, president obama called the three, key gop players on the issue in the senate. john mccain, lindsey graham and marco rubio. details of a white house backup plan on immigration were leaked over the weekend. general john allen who was nominated to be nato supreme ally commander, and got caught up in the petraeus scandal, has announced his retirement. his concern is for the health of his wife, kathy. she has stood beside him for more than 35 years, allowing him to serve his country. also, former congressman, jesse jackson jr. and his wife are due in court today. expected to plead guilty to federal charges. jackson is accused of spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, including a $40,000 gold rolex. his wife, former chicago lawmaker, sandy jackson, is charged with filing false tax returns.